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  • Kerala Opposition women MLAs claim male members molested them in Assembly, ask who will protect them March 18, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Images of elected members pushing and shoving each other, throwing the Speaker's chair, standing on top of the Speaker's table, these unruly scenes that played out in the Kerala state legislative assembly on March 13 will not fade away from Keralites' mind soon. But at the same time there...
  • 5 Left MLAs suspended by Kerala Speaker over ruckus in Assembly March 16, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In Kerala five Left MLAs have been suspended over the ruckus which happened in Assembly last week. The five suspended MLAs are EP Jayarajan, KT Jaleel, V Sivankutty, K Kunjahmed Master and K Ajit. The five MLAs, who allegedly vandalised Speaker's dais during budget presentation, were suspended till end of...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...
  • News 360: India summons Pakistan Envoy over 26/11 attacks prime accused Lakhvi's release March 13, 2015

    India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • Dose Left's protest in Kerala Assembly shame Indian democracy? March 13, 2015

    High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. CNN-IBN Executive Editor Zakka Jacob debates the issue with CPI(M) MB Rajesh...
  • Unruly scenes witnessed in Kerala Assembly as KM Mani tables state Budget, LDF supporter dies of heart attack March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Unruly scenes were witnessed in the Kerala Assembly as state Finance Minister KM Mani tabled the state Budget amid high protests on Friday. One LDF supporter died of heart attack during police crackdown on protesters in front of the Assembly. Ruling United Democratic Front and Opposition Left Democratic Front MLAs...
  • High drama in Kerala Assembly ahead of state Budget, 70 UDF MLAs holed up for last 20 hours March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. Opposition leaders have rushed to the well of the House and are...
  • Kerala: Court order would cause difficulties to government, says CM Oommen Chandy September 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said that the government would implement the High Court verdict on plus two course even though it would cause difficulty to it. More than 14,000 students have applied for admissions in the schools which would be affected by...
  • LDF to hold demonstrations demanding Oommen Chandy's resignation August 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M)led LDF Opposition will be organising demonstrations at district headquarters in Kerala, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the wake of an adverse court order in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company. LDF convener and...
  • Kerala: People will only end up paying more for liquor due to ban, say residents August 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. "Our aim...
  • Politicianhumourist Innocent's cancer ward memoir now a part of Kerala state syllabus textbook June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After winning the Lok Sabha polls as an LDFindependent, actor and humourist Innocent has earned another credit with Kerala Government including in an school textbook excerpts from the memoir he penned when he underwent treatment for cancer. Innocent, who survived cancer just a few months before he plunged into the...
  • LS polls: UDF retains Kerala, Tharoor wins by a small margin May 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is probably the only state where a Congressled alliance has reached a double digit. The Congressled United Democratic Front which had ruled the roost in Kerala in 2009 Lok Sabha elections, has won 12 seats; while the Left Democratic Front has won 7 seats in southern state. An Independent...
  • Poll outcome in Kerala to be crucial for Oommen Chandy May 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than 24 hours to go for counting, the results of the 20 Lok Sabha seat in Kerala will have its impact on the internal dynamics of the ruling Congressled UDF and Opposition LDF though two more years are left for the state Assembly elections. It is all the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Kerala records 70 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm April 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: 57.3 per cent voting was registered till 3 pm in all the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala on Thursday. Voters began to trickle in most of the polling stations as soon as the polling began at 7 am, to choose their representatives for the 16th Lok Sabha. At many...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? April 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is all set to go for polls in all 20 constituencies on April 10. With high voltage election campaigns coming to an end on April 8, both the LDF (Left Democratic Front) and UDF (United Democratic Front) are hoping to improve their performance. Political experts in...
  • BJP's Rajagopal hopeful of winning Thiruvananthapuram April 8, 2014

    BJP veteran O Rajagopal, engaged in a hard battle with the UDF and LDF contestants in Thiruvananthapuram to end his party's electoral jinx in Kerala, said the wind was blowing in his way this time due to a host of factors including the enthusiasm generated for the party's Prime Minister...
  • Shashi Tharoor accused of bribing pastors in a bid to buy Christian votes April 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what could spell major trouble for the parliamentary ambitions of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the BJP have filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the United Democratic Front candidate Shashi Tharoor stating that he had violated the election code of conduct. Their...
  • Kerala poll tracker: UDF ahead with 11-17 seats, LDF 4-8 April 1, 2014

    The ruling Congress led United Democratic Front (UDF) is likely to retain its hold over Kerala. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti national election tracker, the UDF is expected to get 11-17 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The main opposition, CPM led Left Democratic Front (LDF) is likely to get just 4-8...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Tharoor faces stiff competition from BJP, Left March 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Minister of State for Human resources Shashi Tharoor is facing stiff competition from the Left Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Thiruvananthapuram. Warm handshakes, sipping tea and posing for photographs is the mood on the streets of Thiruvananthapuram when Shashi Tharoor goes out to meet people. Tharoor is...
  • MA Baby vs NK Premachandran: Friends turn foes in Kollam constituency March 24, 2014

    Kollam: An unusual battle is taking place in the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala where the CPIM's MA Baby is pitted against his former comrade who is being fielded by the UDF. With red garlands, crackers and warm handshakes, former minister MA Baby starts his day early, walking down...
  • Kerala: PC Chacko, MA Baby, O Rajagopal file papers for LS polls March 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With just two days left for the close of nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, several prominent candidates of ruling Congress-led UDF, opposition LDF and BJP on Thursday entered the fray. Congress leader PC Chacko, who headed the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation, filed papers in...
  • After Lok Sabha polls, LDF will vanish: Congress March 20, 2014

    With no anti-incumbency factor visible in Kerala, the problem-ridden LDF, a coalition of Opposition parties in the southern state, will vanish after the polls, a senior state Congress minister said on Thursday. Addressing reporters here at an election-related programme organised by the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club, Home Minister and former state Congress...
  • Kerala LS polls: Tharoor ahead in race, AAP may not open account March 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than a month for the state to go to polls, the parties have begun their campaigns in full vigour. Political speeches, loudspeakers announcing the quality of the candidates, election conventions, and candidates visiting voters are the order of the day. Political analysts feel that the electoral climate is...
  • LS polls: Shashi Tharoor files nomination in Thiruvananthapuram March 18, 2014

    Union minister Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday filed his nomination as a Congress candidate from the Lok Sabha seat here. Tharoor filed his papers before District Collector Biju Prabhakar. The seat is likely to witness a three-cornered fight among sitting MP Tharoor, CPI's Bennet Abraham and O Rajagopal of BJP. Abraham, the...
  • Kerala: Contestants turn to social media for LS poll campaigning March 18, 2014

    Catching up with changing trends, several candidates in Kerala, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, are turning to social media, which appears to be a more effective campaign tool. Though several other contestants for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls from different political formations and parties use social media, Tharoor makes a...
  • Nearly 20 lakh new voters in Kerala March 15, 2014

    Nearly 20 lakh more voters will be exercising their franchise in Kerala in the April 10 Lok Sabha polls compared to parliamentary elections held in 2009. According to the present electoral roll, the total number of voters in the state is 2,37,92,270 against 2,18,59,536 in the previous period. Of the total,...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala March 13, 2014

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist has announced its list of 15 candidates from Kerala. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats. CPI-M which has a strong political base and popular leaders in Kerala has sprung a surprise by shortlisting some independents as its candidates for the general elections. Here is the list Kasargode-...
  • Left in disarray after RSP left it: Kerala CM March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after RSP defected from Left front to join the ruling UDF in Kerala, an upbeat Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Thursday said the development is a "morale booster" for the Congress-led alliance and reflects disarray and demoralisation in the rival LDF. Seeing it as a "big blow" to...
  • CPI presses Karat for a patch-up after RSP quits LDF in Kerala March 9, 2014

    Worried over RSP quitting the Left Democratic Front in Kerala ahead of Lok Sabha polls, CPI on Sunday asked major partner CPI(M) to show "accommodation" to ensure that there is no break in the alliance. In a letter to Prakash Karat, CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the rift between...
  • Parties, coalitions in Kerala busy finalising candidates March 6, 2014

    With the deadline for filing nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala fast approaching, political parties have gone into a huddle to finalise contestants for the 20 seats and start a high voltage campaign with local topics figuring as prominently as national issues. While almost all 16 sitting...